06 November 2013, 11:57 PM ET
HIV uses an “invisibility cloak” made up of a host body’s own cells, a team of researchers has found, in a discovery that represents a significant step forward in our understanding of the virus and could lead to new ways of fighting it.
06 November 2013, 11:30 PM ET
A series of powerful analytical methods coined “omics” is driving us away from reductionist approaches towards a more systematic understanding of biology and disease.
06 November 2013, 06:38 PM ET
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
06 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Bilingualism can strengthen the brain, a new study shows. People who spoke two languages developed dementia about 5 years later, on average, than people who spoke only one language.
06 November 2013, 02:58 PM ET
How long infants spend looking at other people's eyes may be an earlier marker of autism, a new study suggests.
06 November 2013, 12:01 PM ET
A drug typically used to treat epilepsy also might be effective in treating alcoholism, researchers say. In a clinical trial, alcohol-dependent patients taking gabapentin, an anticonvulsant medication, were more likely to stop drinking.
06 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Remote industrial towns, e-waste processing centers and the site of an infamous nuclear disaster top 2013's worst polluted places, according to a new list.
06 November 2013, 10:10 AM ET
The strain of cholera bacteria that became epidemic in Haiti in 2010 is now infecting and killing people in other countries as well.
06 November 2013, 09:25 AM ET
A man complaining of night sweats, fever and a persistent bloody cough was surprised to discover he had a nearly 3-inch ball of fungus growing in his left lung, according to a new case report.
06 November 2013, 09:05 AM ET
If exercise isn't your idea of fun, maybe you should invite some friends: A new study suggests people enjoy physical activity more when they're with others.
06 November 2013, 08:42 AM ET
When people retire, do they use their newfound freedom and free time to cook at home more often and exercise? A new study takes a look at how retirement affects your health.
06 November 2013, 07:38 AM ET
The liver's ability to naturally regenerate makes it an ideal match for bioprinting — the field of using 3D-printing technology to print living cells layer by layer with computer-guided precision.
05 November 2013, 04:57 PM ET
Fast-food chains have made some improvements in their menus and marketing practices over the past few years, but these changes are likely not enough to reduce overconsumption of high-calorie foods by children and teens, according to a new report.
05 November 2013, 04:01 PM ET
Parents of difficult toddlers can benefit from group training sessions, where they learn the skills needed to deal with temper tantrums and other disruptive behaviors alongside other parents, researchers say.
05 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Men with signs of heart problems who use testosterone therapy may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study finds. The findings call for more cautious prescribing of testosterone, doctors say.
05 November 2013, 11:35 AM ET
The technology for huge robotic arms designed to help astronauts in space is being brought back to Earth to do some heavy lifting in cancer treatment — in the form of a surgical robot that promises to take breast biopsies with remarkable precision.
05 November 2013, 07:12 AM ET
People who longboard may be at greater risk for more severe injuries than those who skateboard, a new study suggests
04 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
In teen boys, disordered eating may be centered on being muscular or buff, which could mean practitioners miss boys' dangerous behaviors such as taking untested supplements or steroids.
04 November 2013, 10:16 AM ET
A new robotic suit is helping people walk again. The Indego Exoskeleton — a flexible, supportive device developed by Vanderbilt University — is designed to help people rehabilitate after an injury or allow people with paralysis to walk again.
04 November 2013, 07:28 AM ET
A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to generate long-term protection against infection with the virus, a new study from Costa Rica suggests.
04 November 2013, 07:24 AM ET
Girls in the U.S. may be reaching puberty at earlier ages than in previous decades, a new study finds.
01 November 2013, 05:47 PM ET
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.
01 November 2013, 01:33 PM ET
Syphilis has been infecting people for centuries, and many researchers have tried to pinpoint the part of the world where the bacterium that causes the disease first appeared. Despite all efforts however, the origin of syphilis remains an enigma.
01 November 2013, 12:17 PM ET
People who follow a diet high in protein may initially lose weight, but such diets come with health risks of their own over time.
01 November 2013, 11:12 AM ET
The FDA found almost 7 percent of spice imports it examined were contaminated with salmonella.
01 November 2013, 11:09 AM ET
A new brain-machine interface could replace human administration of anesthetics to patients in a medically induced coma. The machine monitors a patient's brain activity and automatically delivers just the right amount of anesthetic to keep the patient un
01 November 2013, 08:07 AM ET
The percentage of babies born early in the United States has reached a 15-year low, according to a new report.
31 October 2013, 02:22 PM ET
The number of malaria cases in the United States is the highest in more than 40 years, according to a new report for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
31 October 2013, 10:54 AM ET
In this cool video, professor Abigail Marsh explains how multiple pathways can trigger a response to fear.
31 October 2013, 10:45 AM ET
The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, which caused a pandemic in 2002 and 2003, likely originated in horseshoe bats in China, according to a new study.
31 October 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Autumn can bring a new crop of seasonal vegetables to your dinner table. Here are four vegetables in season in the fall, and a look at their nutrition.
31 October 2013, 07:37 AM ET